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How to cut a hole in a layer please?

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Hi, probably the most simplest of questions but is it possible to cut a hole in a layer? So to cut a circle out of one layer so you can see the layer below through that circle.

Thanks for any help, Emma (still learning!)

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Say you want to cut a circle hole in a square shape.

1. Draw the square first, so it's on the bottom.

2.  Draw a circle second, so it's on top. (the top shape will always cut out of the bottom shape) 

3. Select both shapes, right click, select GEOMETRY > SUBTRACT. 

Done. 

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3 hours ago, TonyO said:

3. Select both shapes, right click, select GEOMETRY > SUBTRACT. 

The above works for the desktop versions.

On the iPad:

  1. Tap the Commands button at the top of the screen (looks like an ellipses "...")
  2. Select Geometry > Subtract

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6 hours ago, TonyO said:

Say you want to cut a circle hole in a square shape.

1. Draw the square first, so it's on the bottom.

2.  Draw a circle second, so it's on top. (the top shape will always cut out of the bottom shape) 

3. Select both shapes, right click, select GEOMETRY > SUBTRACT. 

Done. 

 

2 hours ago, Ulysses said:

The above works for the desktop versions.

On the iPad:

  1. Tap the Commands button at the top of the screen (looks like an ellipses "...")
  2. Select Geometry > Subtract

 

Fantastic, thank you both. I knew it would be easy! Thanks

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